DESCRIPTION The Recreation Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Recreation Management concepts, situations, and experiences meant to provide additional training and educational experience to college students who wish to find a position in the field of Recreation (or similar) field upon the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Being selected as a Recreation Intern does not guarantee employment with Pontiac Parks and Recreation upon completion. Recreation Interns should be available to work consistent with the hours prescribed by their college or university program which may include evenings and /or weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS • Education: Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a college undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Recreation Management (or a related field). • Skills: Must be able to take direction and assist in planning, leading, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating recreational events, programs and facilities. Must be comfortable in front of large crowds of people, and comfortable leading activities. Must work well with people of all ages, especially children. Must be able to use basic reading, writing, and computer skills to learn, understand, and apply Park District policies and procedures. • Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification (or ability to obtain one within first 2 weeks of hire – training provided) • Competencies: Candidates must demonstrate through a personal interview and reference check that they are able to work with people of all ages, especially children, and possess a basic knowledge of the Recreation Industry such that they can understand the tasks they will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal Recreation Intern should be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation and experienced Parks and Recreation staff, Recreation Interns will have the opportunity to expand their education by learning how recreation facilities, programs, and events operate, understanding the roles of the Parks and Recreation staff, and becoming familiar with safety standards and procedures. Pontiac Parks and Recreation is introducing a new Summer Day Camp. The Recreation Intern will be leading, the one week per month, Summer Day Camp. Recreation Interns will also be asked to “shadow” and assist Parks and Recreation staff with certain tasks and functions which include, but are not limited to, performing various administrative functions to support Parks and Recreation programs; attending and observing meetings; performing research and writing assignments; and assisting Parks and Recreation staff with the development of assigned projects.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Movement of supplies and equipment is necessary, generally up to 50 lbs. Bending, twisting and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programming areas. • Work performed will be at indoor and outdoor environments so exposure to the sun, light rain, wind, and other weather factors who should be expected as well as exposure to extreme temperatures while working outdoors.
SALARY This is a paid internship. The current pay is $12.00 per hour.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICIES, SAFETY, ETC. It is expected that all Pontiac Parks and Recreation Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Pontiac City Council. Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual and Safety Manual, other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. As all situations cannot be documented even in manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor. It is expected that all staff learn and understand these policies and procedures.
HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with references by email to Taylor Baxter, Director of Parks and Recreation. His email is email@example.com.
Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West Salary: $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)
Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go
Description: Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.
Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.
Primary Emphasis: on program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.
Secondary Emphasis: Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.
Specific Skills: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.
Interns will be required to: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.
Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: www.we-goparks.org and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled Contact Name: Mary Lester Contact Phone: 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email: Mlester@we-goparks.org
Now accepting applications for: Summer Recreation Intern
Salary & Benefits include: $9.00/Hour – Approx. 40 Hours/Week Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership
Days & Hours: 12 week internship (between May-August). Primary hours are Monday-Friday between 9:00-5:00, with occasional nights and weekends.
Job Requirements: The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to many aspects of park district management. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.
Qualifications: • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. • Strong communication and organizational skills. • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. • Must complete a post offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search. • Must complete a post-offer drug test. • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driver’s abstract.
Interested applicants can submit an online application at the Work Here section of our website at www.csparks.org.
Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.
Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.
How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at www.vhw.org/jobs to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (847) 847-3591.
Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, summer enrichment, special events (Community Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting and marketing. Besides planning and executing Touch-a-Truck, the intern will create and run programs of their choosing.
Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motived and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.